Duration

9 Nights / 10 Days

Trip

Start: Srinagar / End: Leh

Price on Request

Essence of Kashmir and Ladakh

Srinagar - Gulmarg - Pahalgam - Sonamarg - Kargil – Leh – Indus Valley - Khardung La - Pangong Lake - Leh

Introduction

A holiday tour package that amalgamates two of the most exotic tourist destinations of India into one, Essence of Kashmir & Ladakh is one of the best tour packages that one can opt for.

On the one hand you will get a chance to spend some fabulous days in the lap of nature in Kashmir and on the other the stark beauty of Ladakh will pamper all your senses.


Trip Highlights
  • Sightseeing and Shikara ride in Srinagar
  • Gondola ride in Gulmarg
  • Treat your eyes to the lush greenery of Pahalgam
  • Halt at Sonmarg, on the way to Kargil
  • Indus Valley Tour including Thikey monastery and Stok Palace
  • Photo-op at Lamayuru Monastery
  • Visit to Khardung La
  • A Day’s excursion to Pangong Lake

Expedition Detail
Day 1 Srinagar

As you reach Srinagar, our team members will offer you an assisted transfer to the Deluxe Houseboat at Dal Lake/Nagin Lake. Savor a grand lunch at the houseboat. After the lunch, enjoy a Shikara ride on the lake and afterwards proceed towards the famous Mughal Garden. This also includes a visit to Nishat Bagh and Shalimar Gardens.

Day 2 Srinagar - Gulmarg

This day, enjoy a full day excursion to the snow capped land of Gulmarg which is around 45 kilometers from Srinagar. To make this tour to Gulmarg all the more adventurous, you can also enjoy Gondola cable car ride, snow skiing etc. The lunch is arranged in a hotel in Gulmarg. Spend the evening in the meadows of Gulmarg and stroll around.

Overnight at the hotel.

Day 3 Gulmarg - Pahalgam

Post a refreshing breakfast in the morning, drive to the beautiful valley of Pahalgam situated on the banks of the river Lidder. While proceeding towards Pahalgam, en-route visit the Avantipur Ruins and Cricket Bat Factory. By the afternoon, you will reach Pahalgam. Upon reaching there, take some leisure and then explore the scenic beauty of the Lidder river valley.

Overnight at the hotel.

Day 4 Pahalgam - Srinagar

This morning, enjoy relaxing walks along Lidder River to experience its mild lapping. In the afternoon, embark on a drive to Srinagar. Upon reaching Srinagar check in at hotel to relax and unwind. The evening is free to you; so if you want you can also visit the local markets of the city.

Overnight at the hotel.

Day 5 Srinagar - Sonamarg - Kargil

This morning, start for Kargil which is about 205 kilometers from Srinagar. En-route, stop at the valley of meadows Sonmarg for lunch and then crossover the Zojila pass which is located 3900 meter above the sea level. After driving for some time, reach the Drass Village which is said to be the 2nd coldest place on earth after Siberia in Russia. By the evening, you will reach Kargil town; upon reaching there, check in at hotel/deluxe camp for overnight stay.

Day 6 Kargil - Leh

Post breakfast embark on a drive to Leh which is 230 kilometers from Kargil town. En-route visit the ancient rock cut statue of Maitreya Buddha at Mulbekh village. Later stop for photo at lunar like landscapes near Lamayuru Monastery. On the way, enjoy a mouth tempting lunch and photo stop at the sangam of Indus and Zanskar rivers. By the evening, arrive Leh and check in at the hotel in Leh.

Day 7 Leh - Indus Valley - Leh

Post breakfast proceed for a full day tour of Indus Valley Monasteries. This day you will be visiting Royal Museum at Stok Palace, Thiksey, Stanga and Changchubling Hemis Monasteries. A picnic lunch is also arranged for the day.

Overnight at the hotel in Leh.

Day 8 Leh - Khardung La Pass- Leh

Post breakfast visit the Khardungla Pass which is 18360 ft above the sea level and is world’s highest motorable road. At the pass you will find several souvenir shops; so if you want you can do some shopping too. Return to Leh by afternoon and enjoy a deluxe lunch at the hotel. Post lunch, visit Shanti Stupa; after that you are free to do shopping or to spend the evening as you wish to.

Overnight at the hotel.

Day 9 Leh - Pangong Lake - Leh

In the morning start for Pangong Lake for a full day excursion. It is around 135 kilometers away and is one of the biggest natural brackish lakes in the Himalayas. To make the day exciting, a picnic lunch in Pangong is also arranged. By evening return to Leh for an overnight stay at hotel.

Day 10 Leh - (Departure)

Today, you will be transferred to the airport for your onward journey.